"PIŃCZAK"®

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"PIŃCZAK"®


"PIŃCZAK"®

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"PIŃCZAK"® has been widely used in the construction industry as a construction stone, but also to create architectural details, lintels and sculptures thanks to its unique properties. "PIŃCZAK"® is the sedimentary limestone, formed from fossilized marine algae, snails, clams, corals, sea urchins, the remains of fish and even whales. In the 90s of the twentieth century our "PIŃCZAK"® quarry was excavated the skeleton of a whale, which has more than 12 million years. Our deposit was formed during the Jurassic and is the most known place "PIŃCZAK"® exploitation, in which the mining and processing of stone takes place since tenth century to the present day.

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"PIŃCZAK"®

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PROPERTIES


"PIŃCZAK"®

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"PIŃCZAK"® material has always been appreciated and sought by sculptors. It is suitable for carving delicate, subtle, openwork details. It can be processed even with tools used for woodworking (saws and chisels). After extraction from the deposit is soft and easy to work. With time cures and covers hard protective layer (patina). It makes it a unique stone. Another distinctive feature of it is its low volumetric weight (1.7g / cm3). Due to their chemical structure and porosity "PIŃCZAK"® is a stone with a coefficient of thermal conductivity lower than brick.
"PIŃCZAK"® from our deposit, it is a stone with full frost resistance, as confirmed by multiple studies in research institutes and laboratories, which is also confirmed by buildings from "PIŃCZAK"®, which are several hundred years old.




"PIŃCZAK"®

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HISTORY


"PIŃCZAK"®

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Already in the twelfth century, thousands of square meters "PIŃCZAK"® has been used to build the collegiate church in Skalbmierz and Cistercian Abbey in Jędrzejów. In the following centuries, "PIŃCZAK"® was used to build churches in Kościelec, Imielno, Mokrsk, construction of the monastery in Miechów. At the time of Queen Bona (XVI century) to Pinczów they were brought architects and sculptors from Italy. The most famous was Santi Gucci, who came from Florence. He founded a great workshop, from which comes the statues and architectural details in buildings at Wawel, the Cloth Hall, in Baranow Sandomierski, in Janowiec and the Pinczów. "PIŃCZAK"® gained more and more popularity and has been increasingly used in construction throughout the country. It is impossible to mention all the objects in which we can find "PIŃCZAK"® builded for the last 500 years. The most famous in our country include:

in Krakow: in Warsaw:
in Poznan:
in Kielce:
in Pinczow:
as well as castles and palaces in Szydłów, Kurozwęki Niepołomicach and Grodno.

"PIŃCZAK"® also been saved brilliantly in the history of tomb sculptures. It has been widely used over the centuries to build tombstones in the oldest, most historic Polish cemeteries (Powiązki cementery in Warsaw, cemetery Rakowicki in Krakow, Łyczakowski cemetery and cemetery "Orląt Lwowskich" in Lvov).

After World War II "PIŃCZAK"® has been widely used for the reconstruction of Warsaw. It was used for the construction of administrative buildings, cultural facilities, reconstruction of destroyed monuments, but also for the construction of housing estates.